As a pioneer in business education, research and outreach for the State of Rhode Island, the College of Business Administration (CBA) is the only institution with accredited programs at the undergraduate, Master's and Ph.D. levels. With its emphasis on innovation and small class sizes, CBA is committed to quality education to prepare the business leaders of tomorrow. Centrally located on the URI Quad, Ballentine Hall, a state-of-the-art building equipped with the latest in educational technology, is home to over 1,500 undergraduate students, 60 full-time and 175 part-time graduate students and 56 faculty members.
A Message from the Dean
The World Revolves Around Business
Want to be an entrepreneur and start your own business? Want to work for a multinational company and manage its global operations? Want to help individuals manage their financial portfolio? Want to work for a big 4 accounting firm? Want to assist a non-profit organization and solve the environmental challenges of the future? All these opportunities and many more are open to individuals who are willing to learn and apply their knowledge in ways that will benefit society. Business knowledge benefits for-profit entities as well as not-for-profit entities. The analytical and managerial skills required to gather, analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate information learned in a business curriculum is applicable worldwide. Our aim is to inspire students to become ethical leaders by promoting critical and independent thinking, fostering personal responsibility and contributing to the business community and society.
The URI College of Business Administration is proud of its long list of distinguished graduates, including Alfred Verrecchia, Chairman - Hasbro Inc.; Richard Harrington, Chairman - Thomson Reuters Foundation; Margo L. Cook, Executive Vice President of Investment Services - Nuveen Investments; Wendy P. Field, Managing Director - UBS Investment Bank; Bruce Sherman, Retired CEO - Private Capital Management; Howard Frank, Vice Chairman and COO - Carnival Corporation; Sandra Parrillo, CEO - Providence Mutual Fire Insurance; Robert Brown, Managing Director New Star Financial Inc., and Dr. Adel Al-Wugayan, Secretary General, Supreme Council For Planning & Development, Government of Kuwait.